JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:39 am
I'm so glad you brought up this most interesting subject "Soc_Monki
Yes I do like several of Spyderco's fixed blades and have owned and used a few of them over the years. There is one fixed blade model that I will probably continue to love for years to come. It's one of the few Spyderco fixed blade models that I think they got it "Perfect" from the start.
I'm speaking of the 2004-2005 era TEMPERANCE 1 model. It was one of the very few blades that had a Trainer and was also available in SE & PE both. I have two of each edge type and I wouldn't sell or trade either one. I use my TEMP 1 for kitchen duties mainly>> but I never go on any outdoor venture whether it be hunting, fishing, hiking without taking that great Spyderco TEMP 1 model with me.
I've beat the drums hard over the past 3 years to try to entice Mr. Glesser into making a SALT Series version of that great classic in LC200N and also in SE & PE both. Oh there are a few other fixed blade Spyders I also like but none of them come close to my TEMPERANCE 1 models. And yes I still prefer it over the very popular TEMPERANCE 2 model as well. Great Thread Brother
I do really like some of Spyderco's fixed blade offerings. The Bradley Bowie, Respect, and Province all call to me. Especially the Respect! Such a beautiful knife! I've been saying for a while that I have no need for a fixed blade, and I really don't at the moment, but I really wanted a nice, thick knife that could do some work around the yard at least. I have a hatchet, but I feel better using a knife! And one that can chop some limbs from trees and cut down brush works just fine for me!
A lot of people say that the BK2 isn't really good at normal knife duties, but that's why I also have a folder! Use the big knife for big knife things, and if I need something for cutting up some food or doing detail work I have a folder. Best of both worlds!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude
Kershaw : Tone, Thermite, Atmos, Natrix 7007cf, Natrix 7008cf, Bareknuckle 7777, Bareknuckle 20cv, Concierge, 7777CFM390 Bareknuckle
Zero Tolerance : 0566CF, 0770CF, 0770GRYBW, 0562CF, 0470, 0456CF, 0095BW, 0801TI
Ontario : Rat 1
CRKT : Caligo
Civivi : Plethiros, Baklash, Incite, Vexer
Cold Steel : AD10, 4Max Scout, SR1 Lite, SRK
Benchmade : Contego, Crooked River, Custom Crooked River, Super Freek, Mini Crooked River, Custom Mini Crooked River, 940-2, 550-1 Griptilian, 950bk Rift, 940-1, Custom Sheepsfoot Griptilian
Buck : 110, Bucklite 422, 110 LT, 110 Slim Select, 112 Slim Pro, Custom 110, 1978-79 110, 119
Artisan : Tradition
Hogue : Ritter RSK MK1-G2
Kabar : Becker BK2, BK10, Dog's Head, BK7
Hinderer : XM-18, XM-24